Lysis of human solid tumor cells by lymphokine-activated natural killer cells.


The ability of NK cells to lyse noncultured solid tumor cells was investigated, and the results were compared with lysis of K562. Purified NK cell fractions separated by either Percoll centrifugation or a cell sorter exhibited higher level of lysis against noncultured melanoma cells than did NK-depleted cell fractions. However, the level of lysis was low… (More)